"McCain sounded as if he were describing his own near political near-death odyssey last year as a presidential contender - [McCain interlude: 'We've come a long way since early 2007 and quite a distance even since General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker appeared before our committee last September'] but of course what McCain really meant was that a disputed strategy he'd strongly endorsed, last year's US troop expansion in Iraq, known as the surge, is now widely accepted as having been, at least militarily , a success. [Another McCain insert: 'This means rejecting as we did in 2007, the calls for a reckless and irresponsible withdrawal of our forces at the moment when they are succeeding.']"Oh yeah, that widely accepted, mythically triumphant, amazingly successful Surge. Who but the reckless and irresponsible could argue with that?
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
The Amazing, Unbelievable, Miraculous, Astounding, Mindbending, Glorious, Immaculate Military Success of the Surge
In the proud tradition of NPR skepticism about the Surge™ (see June 07, September 07, February 08, and March 08) Morning Edition trotted out old one-outlet Surge™ Protector, David Welna. Here he manages to both campaign for John McCain and be a cheerleader for the Surge™ :